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Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD

Neurosurgery*
4.1 (60)
Map Pin Small Phoenix, AZ
Accepting new patients
29 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD

Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. They specialize in Neurosurgery, has 29 years of experience, and is board certified in Neurosurgery. They graduated from University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and is affiliated with Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix. Dr. Nakaji, completed a residency at UCSD Division of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery. Patients rated Dr. Nakaji an average 4.1 star rating.

Dr. Nakaji works at Practice in Phoenix, AZ. They frequently treat conditions like Cancer of Cerebral Meninges, Brain Cancer and Traumatic Brain Injury along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Nakaji's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Cigna Healthcare of Az Outpatient Surg
    755 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (602) 521-3201
  2. 2
    Office
    4200 E Camelback Rd Ste 202, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (602) 521-3201
  3. 3
    Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
    1111 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (602) 839-2000
  4. 4
    Barrow Neurosurgical Associates Ltd.
    2910 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (602) 406-4808

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  • Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix

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Cancer of Cerebral Meninges
Brain Cancer
Traumatic Brain Injury
Benign Neoplasm of Brain
Brain Aneurysm
Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Cerebral Edema
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Nerve Cancer
Epilepsy
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Hydrocephalus
Hypothalamus Cancer
Meningiomas
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Tumor
Subdural Hemorrhage
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain Surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Destruction of Brain Tumor
Acoustic Neuroma
Adult Brain Tumor
Aneurysm
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Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Arachnoid Cyst
Arteriovenous Fistula
Arteriovenous Malformation
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
Astrocytoma
Back Pain
Bone Cancer
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Abscess
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cysts, Adult
Brain Tumor
Brainstem Glioma
Brainstem Lesions
Brainstem Neoplasm
Broken Neck
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Carotid Cavernous Fistula
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cavernous Hemangioma
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Embolism
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Stenosis
Chiari Malformation Type 2
Chordoma
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Colloid Cyst
Colloid Cyst of Third Ventricle
Communicating Hydrocephalus
Cranial Trauma
Craniopharyngioma
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dissecting Aneurysm
Dural Tear
Glioblastoma
Glioma
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Gliosarcoma
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
Hemifacial Spasm
Herniated Disc
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Moyamoya Disease
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Oligodendroglioma
Osteosarcoma
Paraganglioma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Polyneuropathy
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Radiculopathy
Rasmussen's Syndrome
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Skull Base Tumor
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Stroke
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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Syringomyelia
Tethered Cord Syndrome
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Torticollis
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Upper Back Pain
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors
Acute Stroke Intervention
Aneurysm Clipping
Brain Tumor Biopsy
Brain Tumor Surgery
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Carotid Surgery
Cerebrovascular Surgery
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Deep Brain Stimulation
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
Endoscopic Microvascular Decompression
Endoscopic Neurosurgery
Endoscopy
Epilepsy Surgery
Herniated Disc Surgery
Interventional Endoscopy
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Microvascular Decompression
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Neurostimulator Implantation
Neurosurgical Procedures
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Pituitary Gland Tumor Resection
Reconstruction for Craniosynostosis
Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
Skull Base Surgery
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotaxis
Tumor Surgery
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
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    4.1
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    About Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD

    Specialties*
    • Neurosurgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 29 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, American Sign Language and Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1174518765
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Barrow Neurological Institute
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • UCSD Division of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of California at San Diego
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Neurosurgery
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    Dr. Peter Nakaji, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Nakaji is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Nakaji has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Nakaji has seen patients for Cancer of Cerebral Meninges, Brain Cancer and Traumatic Brain Injury, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Nakaji on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    Dr. Nakaji speaks American Sign Language and Spanish.

    60 patients have reviewed Dr. Nakaji. The overall rating for this provider is 4.1. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Nakaji.

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